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Re: Creating a metaconlang; anyone want to join?

Date:Saturday, December 1, 2007, 21:39
> [] On Behalf Of Sai Emrys
> > > * be anywhere from almost undetectable to unobtrusive (on > the level of > > > an odd mannerism / speech impediment) > > > > but _really weird_. > > If it were really pronounced on every word, then yeah. > > But if it were used sparsely, I'd think it wouldn't be so obvious.
You could even strech a short phrase over a long dissertation.
> It would also be interesting to add a layer of modifying or even > contradicting the base meaning, so e.g. you could say "Meet my > friend3, Bob" ~= "Meet my backstabbing colleague who I pander to > 'cause he's dangerous, Bob". ;)
Yes, and I've been pondering this a bit and forgot about gangster language. Organized crime organizations often have ways of speakings about things without actually speaking about them because they know there's always the possibility of someone listening in on their conversations. Without a direct statement, they avoid incriminating themselves. Even the most innocent sounding conversation could actuallly mean something like "whack that backstabbing ...". Sonny: How's Paulie? Clemenza: Oh, Paulie... won't see him no more.